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UPC and IPC standards for water efficiency in buildings July 29th, 2014

The following table shows the baseline water fixture efficiency requirements as stated in the IPC/UPC 2006 plumbing codes:

FIXTURE
UPC / IPC STANDARD
Water closets gallons per flush (gpf)1.60
Urinals (gpf @ 80 psf)1.00
Showerheads gallons per minute (gpm @ 80 psi)2.50
Public lavatory faucets and aerators (gpm @ 60 psi)0.50
Private lavatory faucets and aerators (gpm @ 60 psi)2.20
Public metering lavatory faucets (gallons per metering cycle)0.25
Kitchen sink faucets2.20
Metering faucets (gallons per cycle)0.25

 


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